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I am a homemaker in every sense of the word.  I have four children that are grown, married and so far, have given me five awesome grandchildren.  I was fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom during all the years they were growing up, for which I am very thankful.   I am an oil painter, though this is a skill I only began to develop about 6 years ago.  I came from a long line of artists or artisans.  My mom has had her hand in everything from painting to designing  jewelry.  My grandmother was the same way and once had a business that she called Permanent Posies. She made wax flower arrangements.  I decided to borrow the name for my blog and I don’t think she would have minded.

Presently, my husband and I are business owners.  He does all the selling and business related things and I am his support staff/computer geek/account manager/travel coordinator/utility specialist/shopper/did I say shopper?/housekeeper/cook/laundress and general companion.  Our family manufactures and sales a roadbase stabilizer used in road construction and my husband is striving  to make it the top company in that industry in the world.  I believe, he along with his son-in-law, brother and father, will do just that.  By the way, he and I met in college and have been married every since.  I guess I am his number one fan.

My life is rich and full of love and family.  I am unorganized, passionate (good word for emotional), right-brained and creative (undisciplined)…..compassionate, loyal…..I love people of all walks of life.  I like eccentric people and I like normal people.  I guess I have rarely met a person that I didn’t like.  Most of all, I love the Lord my God and His Son, Jesus Christ.  I am terribly flawed but I know that God loves me anyway.  That is a grand thing to believe.

I hope you enjoy delving into my world of creative chaos.  Leave me a comment and a link, and I will delve into your world as well.


How do you like my new button?  It is a painting of my grandmother, painted by my Uncle Mike in the 1930′s.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Kennon M. Sellers May 20, 2010 at 10:43 PM

I love you, Susan. I wish you much success in all your missions from blogster to artist.

Kathryn Ermish June 16, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Hey Susan, I clicked on your link on fb and was pleasantly surprised to land on your blog but enjoyed reading it so much! I have the artist bug also but right now, no time to pursue it but I was wondering how you began painting 5-6 years ago. Did you take a class(s) or just do it on your own?

And…..I suppose you’re going to the ACC reunion! We want to go so badly but will be in Michigan the last 10 days of July and will miss it! PLEASE say hello to anyone that you remember us hanging out with in choir — we will miss the wonderful fellowship and I especially will miss the singing of the ‘old’ songs. I still remember those Jewish-sounding scripture songs — nobody ever sang them like we did at ACC. Will you get a dvd of the even for me if the music is on it? I’ll send you a check — we’ll be home Aug 2. Have fun! Hugs, K

Denise June 22, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Hi Susan, great to have you aboard ABC Wednesday! Just about to start the next letter of the alphabet W! Hope you join in!
You sound just like me lol!

ABC Wednesday founder & team member.

Yanet June 25, 2010 at 12:01 AM

I like the button! Great and creative idea.

Carmen Henesy July 1, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Just stopped by to say hellow, Susan…and am happy to see you following my blog.

Jonathan July 18, 2010 at 3:33 PM

Great post my friend. I agree with the majority of the comments, so there isn’t much more to say. Have a great day :-) dermology stretch mark cream I’ll definately be back to read more!

Debbie Bell July 27, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Hi, Susan. Curious to know where you are located? I work in Covington, GA, where Dr. F M Cheney lived, and is buried. We conduct a cemetery tour in the fall and feature different people who are buried there- their lives and history. Dr. Cheney seemed an interesting fellow so he is on our list this year. The presentations are always respectful, but I’d like to: 1. ask you to read what we come up with and approve it since you are a descendant, and 2. if you know anything about him, if you might be able to share with us for our narrative, and 3. if you live nearby, I hope you’ll join us in October! Thanks! Debbie

Rosemarie September 23, 2010 at 3:22 PM

I just got a reqest for one of my cookbooks. I don’t know what you said or posted, but it must of been very kind. It was great meeting you and you guys are always welcome. Give me some notice so I can fix a “Bishop Grill” lunch! God bless and KEEP LOOKING UP!

Rosemarie September 23, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Your painting was outstanding!

Mommy D December 22, 2010 at 2:18 PM

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting Mommy D’s Kitchen! I appreciate your support and thanks for joining the Rankings for Bloggers Movement!

Patty H. May 5, 2011 at 1:07 AM

Just came across your site, and enjoyed looking at all your different topics, and I do love the Permanent Posies button – - very pretty!

Annie October 31, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Love, love, love your blog!

Sheila Arndt November 29, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Susan, you are still the beautiful lady/young lady/girl I first saw. I visit your site periodically and marvel at what you have developed… as well as enjoy it and the various offerings.
Love, Sheila

Jamie-Sarah Vaccaro February 27, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Hi Susan, You are such an awesome person. I miss you so much and fondly remember all the memories with you, Steve and the kids. I absolutely LOVE your paintings – what talent the Lord has given you! I paint as well, but I prefer acrylic. Mother and I started a new business in photography, though the website isn’t up yet. Say hi to everyone for me :) Love, Jamie-Sarah

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